Call for Translators, Copy Editors, Indexers - The Ukrainian Institute at Harvard University
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is building a database of experienced translators, copy editors, and indexers to assist with publications projects on an as-needed basis.
Apply online at https://huri.harvard.edu/news/call-translators-copy-editors-and-indexers to join our list of potential freelancers. Applicants must submit their resume, a list of relevant experience, and one or two samples of their work at the time of application.
• Ukrainian to English translators, preferably native English speakers • Copy editors with intimate knowledge of Ukrainian studies • Indexers who have prior experience preparing indices
Questions may be directed to Oleh Kotsyuba, Manager of Publications, at mailto:email@example.com
About HURI's publishing program-
Established to fill a void in academic publishing, HURI’s publishing program produces award-winning resources of the highest caliber.
In addition to the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, the Institute publishes English translations of early Ukrainian literary monuments and a variety of monographs, including works of research and analysis, and comparative studies.
HURI’s monograph publications are available for purchase through Harvard University Press and Amazon, and Harvard Ukrainian Studies is available directly from the Institute. Contact us to receive a free catalog, or https://huri.harvard.edu/huri-publications
Literature on war in Afghanistan?
We at the University of Pittsburgh are planning an international PEN event that will involve bringing together contemporary creative writers who have written (in English or translated into English) on war in Afghanistan. Although the dominant focus is on the US and Soviet wars, we are potentially interested in the broader late 20th century, including the Saur revolution (the so-called “Communist insurrection”) (1978); the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989); the civil war (1989–92; 1992-96; and 1996-2001), and the US invasion (2001– 2021).
If you happen to know works (authors, titles) that could contribute to this project, I would be grateful if you could send information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Councils for International Education
American Councils for International Education is hiring short-term Resident Directors for summer language immersion programs abroad for American high school and college students studying one of 14 critical languages including: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
Resident Directors must be proficient in the target language and typically have experience studying, working, or traveling in the host country. They are responsible for promoting student success by ensuring the health and safety of program participants, helping them to maintain a language policy, and assisting them in acclimating to life in the host country. In-country partner institutes are responsible for administering the academic curriculum. Therefore, the Resident Director position is a non-teaching position.
A full list of available Resident Director positions is available at https://www.americancouncils.org/careers
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Awards Opportunities 2023–24
The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is pleased to announce its call for applications for funding and awards opportunities in 2023–24.
A primary aim of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies is to foster, develop, and support Ukrainian studies in Canada and internationally. This is done in part by offering or administering post-doctoral fellowships, graduate fellowships (to master's and doctoral students), and scholarships to undergraduate students. Grants are also awarded to established scholars in order to support research work that leads to publications or the dissemination of results in other forms.
Descriptions of the awards offered are provided on this website. Please familiarize yourself with the terms of the award before applying.
If you represent an institution that wants to advertise our awards, please contact us and indicate which advertisements you would like to receive. Further information on CIUS grants, fellowships, and scholarships can be obtained by contacting us at email@example.com.
Research Assistance for Graduates Studying Russia
The Russia Program's Graduate Research Cooperation Project aims to assist graduate students access remote primary sources with the assistance of their peers in Russia. We will help conduct remote archival research, collect data, and arrange polls and interviews in Russia at no cost.
Our major goal is to help graduate students accomplish their dissertations and create an operating network of young professionals across the globe.
An applicant shall be a full time graduate student with a defended dissertation topic, or a postdoctoral researcher, working in the field of Russian or Soviet studies. Each application will be reviewed by a committee of professors from the George Washington University, American University, and Georgetown University. The average wait time for a decision is two weeks.
The Russia Program at GW is a university-based, data-driven analytical center that combines knowledge, technologies, and networks into a research ecosystem. Learn more here.
If you’re seeking an opportunity to volunteer your knowledge of Russian with K-6 elementary students in an enjoyable, low-stakes learning environment, please let me know by this Friday, September 24 by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with BRIDGES FOR RUSSIAN in the subject line.
Seeking: undergraduate/graduate Russian language learners with at least 2 years of university-level study as well as heritage and native users of the language
Time commitment: one day a week for one hour October and November (7 weeks), after elementary school lets out (mid/late afternoon)
Your contribution: attend pre-instruction orientation with Bridges coordinators; create simple lesson plans for approximately 35-45 minutes of Russian language introduction for elementary school learners under the guidance of the Bridges coordinators and Russian language advisor; instruct after school program once a week at the local school to which you are assigned; meet with Bridges coordinators for regular feedback and input
Bridges coordinator contribution: provide instruction resources and guidance over the course of the program
Russian language advisor contribution: As needed, vet lesson plans for accuracy of Russian
12 Biennial Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI)
Deadline for submission of application: March 1, 2024
The Hilandar Research Library (HRL), the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS), and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) at The Ohio State University host a four-week intensive Summer Institute for qualified graduate students in Columbus, Ohio, every other year. The Medieval Slavic Summer Institute (MSSI) offers lectures in two areas: (1) Manuscript Description and Access and (2) Readings in Church Slavonic. Manuscript material on microform from the HRL’s extensive holdings forms a large part of the lectures and homework assignments. There are also a number of lectures on related specific topics. By the end of the Institute, each participant will be able to describe an original Slavic manuscript relying on lectures and hands-on work.
Space is limited to 12 participants.
The intensive nature of the Institute leaves little to no room for participants to have time to pursue outside commitments such as teaching online courses, studying for general exams or spending significant time conducting their own research. (HRL/RCMSS offers other types of grants for individual research.)
Applicants must be graduate students with a BA degree and with a reading knowledge of Cyrillic and of at least one Slavic language. Preference will be given to applicants with reading knowledge of Old Church Slavonic or some other pre-modern Slavic language.
The HRL is the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world and includes holdings from over 100 monastic, private, museum, and library collections from twenty-three countries. There are over 6,000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL, as well as over 1,000 Cyrillic early pre-1800 printed books on microform. The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience. Learn more about the HRL here.
For further information on eligibility, credit, housing, or financial aid, please contact email@example.com.
Open Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) and the Slavic Reference Service (SRS) at the University of Illinois are pleased to announce a new call for applications to the Open Research Laboratory (ORL) program. This year's ORL will take place January 16 - May 1, 2024.
The ORL is a small, highly competitive program focused on providing support to researchers working on projects with upcoming deadlines that are best completed in the spring. Those with more flexible timelines are encouraged to apply to the Summer Research Lab (SRL), which supports a larger cohort of researchers over the summer.
The ORL provides research support for graduate and post-graduate level research on Central and East Europe and the Independent States of the former Soviet Union, and provides support for both in-person and virtual associateships.
ORL support includes:
- Reference assistance from SRS for general and specialized queries throughout the spring and beyond;
- Access to our Library’s digital and database collections for an extended period;
- Use of the Library's technological resources, including a free of charge duplication service for University of Illinois Library materials, limited to 20 pages per request and subject to copyright restrictions;
- Invitations to participate in virtual scholarly programming (lectures, workshops, etc.);
- The help of REEEC staff in answering logistical questions related to your visit.
- Associates may apply for personalized bibliographic sessions with SRS.
- US citizens are eligible for Title VIII funding as either an in-person or a virtual associate.
- An in-person associate is eligible for a $1250 research stipend in support of their work, a housing grant of up to 5 nights of on-campus housing at the shared rate, and a travel grant of up to $850 of round-trip transportation costs to and from Urbana-Champaign. A virtual associate is eligible for a research stipend of $625 in support of their work.
Priority Application Deadline: November 26, 2023REEEC will continue to accept applications after the priority deadline, but these applications will be at a lower priority for funding.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://reeec.illinois.edu/research/open-research-laboratory
Baltic Research Forum 2023
The Slavic Reference Service (SRS) is once again collaborating with the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies to host the 2023 Baltic Research Forum on October 12-13, 2023. The SRS established the Baltic Research Forum, the Central Asia Research Forum, and the Caucasus Research Forum to bring early career and established scholars, librarians, archivists, and independent researchers together to share their perspectives, and engage each other in conversation.
The complete program can be found at this link: https://uofi.box.com/s/z7n37cdhxaffjz165lmi1mtst2gt1a43
We are featuring a roundtable discussion on “Conducting Research in Baltic Studies – Collection and Archives.” Panelists include:
Regina Frackowiak (Library of Congress)
Dagnija Baltiņa (National Library of Latvia)
Birgit Kibal (National Archives of Estonia)
Kristina Lapienytė & Dr. Robert Vitas (Lithuanian Research Center in Chicago, Illinois)
General registration is now open - https://forms.gle/VjDMYn7k79c59yuX9